Public School Principal Wants Gov’t Improves Infrastructures-Says They Are In Hell
The Principal of the E.J Yancy Public School in the Old Cassava Market, in Kakata City Margibi County wants the Government of Liberia to improve the infrastructures that are used for educational purposes.
Mrs. Alice K. Teamah made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen at the official closing ceremony of the School in Kakata on Wednesday. The Principal said the condition and location of some schools in the Country are not favorable for the Student populace making reference to the one she is supervising.
According to her, the E.J Yancy Administration and Students are in serious hell due to the condition and location of the school.
“See our school, this is a market building they just change to school; we are living here in hell” she narrated.
She further indicated that her students are suffering because the atmosphere is not conducive for learning but they found themselves where they are.
Madam Teamah pointed out that no one is dull but the sitting capacity, the atmosphere and condition can make the students fail adding that not only taking the note and reading it can make the student to make a pass.
The Principal said Ivory Coast that she resided for seven years has infrastructures and their teachers are trained, there are teachers’ quarters while teachers earn a good salary as a way of encouraging them to stay on the teaching field.
She explained that during the dry and rainy seasons the E.J Yancy family finds it difficult to use the building because of the heat and the pouring down of the rain as well as the sounds of music play by community members and set renters on a daily basis.
Madam Teamah said the school does not have toilet facility, safe drinking water, science lab and stable electricity. She said the building is surrounded by businesswomen some of which have cook bowl shops where they burn and beat their pepper making students and teacher to suffocate.
She, however, disagreed with former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s statement that the educational system of Liberia is a mess and said it is the government that encourages the mess because they did not put those mechanisms that should make the system to improve.
“You put us here, you tied our hands; there is no incentive” she lamented.
She meanwhile recommended that the school be a fence and at the same time admonished the government to improve their infrastructures and encourage Liberian Students to stay in school and take their lessons very seriously.